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Suffolk and Norfolk: A Perambulation of the Two Counties with Notices of Their History and Their Ancient Buildings M.R. James

Suffolk and Norfolk: A Perambulation of the Two Counties with Notices of Their History and Their Ancient Buildings

M.R. James

Published August 26th 2010
ISBN : 9781108018067
Paperback
290 pages
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M. R. James (1862 1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of Kings College, Cambridge, and as Director of theMoreM. R. James (1862 1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of Kings College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. First published in 1930, this volume contains a guide to many historical places of interest in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. James concentrates mainly on the medieval history of these counties, weaving fascinating details of personalities and daily life with surviving examples of churches, monasteries and manors. In this tour around the two counties, the history of rich monastic foundations such as Bury St Edmunds and Norwich is discussed together with lesser-known historical sites in a clearly written and richly illustrated volume, which remains a valuable source for medieval scholars and historians.